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Dorothy Barden “Dolly” <I>Witter</I> Cole

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Dorothy Barden “Dolly” Witter Cole

Birth
Union County, Ohio, USA
Death
3 Jan 1918 (aged 97)
Marysville, Union County, Ohio, USA
Burial
Marysville, Union County, Ohio, USA GPS-Latitude: 40.2424815, Longitude: -83.3927513
Plot
Section B Lot 11
Memorial ID
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Dorothy Barden Witter Cole was the daughter of David and Sallie Witter. She is included in the book "The Descendants of William and Hannah Churchman of Lynn Massachusetts" By: Harold John Witter. Gateway Press Inc. 1991. The book states that her father David Witter, born in Pennsylvania, was the son of Elijah Witter and her mother, born in New York, was the daughter of Ezra Witter and Patience Greene. Her parents were married about 1810 in New York. In 1820 David Witter was listed as living in Union, Union County Ohio. As the date of the census was Aug 7th it is likely Dorothy was born in Union Township. In 1830 her family was living in Milford Center. Dorothy's mother in reported to have died in 1838 in Marysville. Her father then remarried (Eliza Locke, widow of Edward Moran) and moved to Illinois in the mid 1840's. Her siblings were Clarissa, Joshua, Anna, Mary Reynolds, Arminda Priscilla and Sarah Ann . She also had a half-sister, Eliza Ellen by her father's second wife.

Dorothy married Philander Blakeslee Cole July 30. 1839 in Union County, Ohio by Benjamin Dobbins. According to a bio provided by Ohio Genealogy Express Philander and Dorothy met when she was his pupil in school.

Philander, still a newlywed, was listed in the 1840 census living in Marysville, the household consisted of one male and one female both between 20 and 29 years of age. One person was engaged in manufacture and trade.

In 1850 the family, living in Marysville now included three children: David Ulysses, James Blakeslee and Cornelia and Philander was an attorney.

in 1860, still in Marysville, the family now included two more children, Edward Everett and Jesse. Also in the household was Philander's half-sister Rebecca. Philander was an attorney.

In 1870 Philander was practicing law, living in Marysville. One more daughter was added, Dolly E.

In 1880 Philander and Dolly resided at 225 Main Street in Marysville. Philander was still practicing law and son Edward, 27, was also practicing law. Jessie and Dollie were at home as well.

In 1900, now widowed and head of household, Dorothea was residing on Main Street. She stated that she was the mother of 7 children, 6 of whom were living. Residing with her were daughter Jessie, now married and Jessie's husband Alexander Lowe, a salesman.

In 1910 Dorothy resided at 210 Main Street. She stated that she was the mother of 6 children, 4 of whom were living (Ulysses died in 1901 and Edward in 1909). Also in the household were son James Blakeslee, a widower and practicing attorney and daughter Jessie, divorced.

The informant on Dorothy's death record was son James. Dorothy Barden Cole, 97 years, 6 months, 22 days, widow. Parents were given as David Witter and Sallie Witter, both of New York. Burial to be in Oakdale Cemetery.
Dorothy Barden Witter Cole was the daughter of David and Sallie Witter. She is included in the book "The Descendants of William and Hannah Churchman of Lynn Massachusetts" By: Harold John Witter. Gateway Press Inc. 1991. The book states that her father David Witter, born in Pennsylvania, was the son of Elijah Witter and her mother, born in New York, was the daughter of Ezra Witter and Patience Greene. Her parents were married about 1810 in New York. In 1820 David Witter was listed as living in Union, Union County Ohio. As the date of the census was Aug 7th it is likely Dorothy was born in Union Township. In 1830 her family was living in Milford Center. Dorothy's mother in reported to have died in 1838 in Marysville. Her father then remarried (Eliza Locke, widow of Edward Moran) and moved to Illinois in the mid 1840's. Her siblings were Clarissa, Joshua, Anna, Mary Reynolds, Arminda Priscilla and Sarah Ann . She also had a half-sister, Eliza Ellen by her father's second wife.

Dorothy married Philander Blakeslee Cole July 30. 1839 in Union County, Ohio by Benjamin Dobbins. According to a bio provided by Ohio Genealogy Express Philander and Dorothy met when she was his pupil in school.

Philander, still a newlywed, was listed in the 1840 census living in Marysville, the household consisted of one male and one female both between 20 and 29 years of age. One person was engaged in manufacture and trade.

In 1850 the family, living in Marysville now included three children: David Ulysses, James Blakeslee and Cornelia and Philander was an attorney.

in 1860, still in Marysville, the family now included two more children, Edward Everett and Jesse. Also in the household was Philander's half-sister Rebecca. Philander was an attorney.

In 1870 Philander was practicing law, living in Marysville. One more daughter was added, Dolly E.

In 1880 Philander and Dolly resided at 225 Main Street in Marysville. Philander was still practicing law and son Edward, 27, was also practicing law. Jessie and Dollie were at home as well.

In 1900, now widowed and head of household, Dorothea was residing on Main Street. She stated that she was the mother of 7 children, 6 of whom were living. Residing with her were daughter Jessie, now married and Jessie's husband Alexander Lowe, a salesman.

In 1910 Dorothy resided at 210 Main Street. She stated that she was the mother of 6 children, 4 of whom were living (Ulysses died in 1901 and Edward in 1909). Also in the household were son James Blakeslee, a widower and practicing attorney and daughter Jessie, divorced.

The informant on Dorothy's death record was son James. Dorothy Barden Cole, 97 years, 6 months, 22 days, widow. Parents were given as David Witter and Sallie Witter, both of New York. Burial to be in Oakdale Cemetery.


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